With their second Greatest Hits album. Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 – The Next 6 Years (2004 – 2009) firmly on the horizon, Bowling For Soup are taking advantage of an anniversary to bring you a new twist on one of their most popular songs (many would say THE most popular).
At the end of July 2004, Bowling For Soup’s 1985 was released to the masses for the first time. It was a huge hit with chart success on both sides of the Atlantic. With the Grammy nominated Texan pop punk favourites – frontman / guitarist Jaret Reddick, bassist Rob Felicetti, guitarist Chris Burney and drummer Gary Wiseman – having re-recorded many of their biggest hits, including 1985, for their new Greatest Hits album, BFS wanted to do something to mark the occasion.
Bowling For Soup are very pleased to bring everyone their animated video for 1985 (BFS version). A send up of the original 1985 video, it has a couple of twists (watch out especially for BFS bassist Rob Felicetti being mocked for being the young one in the band). Check it out here:
Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 covers the most successful period in Bowling For Soup’s history and includes many of their biggest hits and most well known songs. Unlike many other bands Greatest Hits albums, Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 follows on from Volume 1 (released back in 2015) in featuring all brand new recordings of all songs included on the album. “SPALV2” (for short) will be released on the 25th of August through Que-So / Brando Records.
Alongside their global smash hit 1985 and long time favourite / lesson for life High School Never Ends, live set staples Almost and Ohio (Come Back To Texas) are present. They are alongside other favourites such as My Wena, My Hometown and No Hablo Ingles. Check out the artwork and track list for Songs People Actually Liked Volume 2 below:
Bowling For Soup – Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 The Next 6 Years (2004 – 2009) Track List
Songs People Actually Liked Volume 2 is available to pre-save in full on this link. A variety of pre-orders are also available, including signed vinyl, CD and digital download. Pre-order from the BFS US online store on this link, and the BFS UK online shop on this link.
Here are some thoughts from BFS main man Jaret Reddick about the upcoming Volume 2 of their Greatest Hits:
“Having a “Greatest Hits” is one of things you sort of dream about as a kid, but deep down, it’s more if a fantasy really. Now here we are realizing our second and we have nearly made it to half way through our career.
I was nervous about these songs. Sonically, on the originals, they were already “there.” But I think like everything in our band, the years add something to the luster, and it certainly happened here!
The songs are still intact with their original selves. But I think you will feel a different energy. In a good way.”
immediately after their hugely acclaimed performances at the 2023 Slam Dunk Festival, Bowling For Soup announced a huge UK tour for February 2024, with their great friends Less Than Jake and Vandoliers joining them on the tour.
The tour is one of the fastest selling Bowling For Soup UK tours in history, with well over 20,000 tickets sold – and the tour is still more than six months away!! Of the eight shows originally announced for the tour, both Manchester and Leeds are COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! A second Manchester date has been added due to overwhelming demand, and will now kick off the tour on the 15th of February.
Multiple other shows are very close to selling out, especially Cardiff. If you want to see Bowling For Soup in Wales in 2024, get your tickets now!! The tour will also take in shows in Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, and finishing up at the world famous Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London on February 24th. The full list of dates is as follows:
Bowling For Soup February 2024 UK Tour w/ Less Than Jake & Vandoliers
15th – Manchester – Academy – new show added due to overwhelming demand!
16th – Wolverhampton – The Civic At The Halls – Low ticket warning
17th – Manchester – Academy – SOLD OUT
18th – Leeds – The Refectory – SOLD OUT
19th – Newcastle – O2 City Hall – Low ticket warning
21st – Hull – Bonus Arena
22nd – Glasgow – O2 Academy – Low ticket warning
23rd – Cardiff – International Arena – Low ticket warning
24th – London – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Tickets for the tour are on sale from AEG and Live Nation. For full details check your ticket provider of choice or visit https://www.bowlingforsoup.com. For VIP tickets, please visit the VIP section in the band’s official website and click on the pages for your show of choice.
Songs People Actually Liked – Volume 2 will be the second Bowling For Soup album to land in 2023. The band released a covers album, Don’t Mind If We Do, back in April through Que-So / Brando Records. The album includes the Bowling For Soup take on Hey Mario, originally a hit for Bowling For Soup bassist Rob Felicetti’s former band Patent Pending. The video for Hey Mario can be enjoyed on this link. Don’t Mind If We Do can be downloaded or streamed on your platform of choice in full on the following link – https://ffm.to/dontmindifwedo.